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Muscle Beach Party (1964) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by William Asher and produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson.

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Musical Monday: “Muscle Beach Party” (1964)

on Mar 10, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Muscle Beach Party” &... Read full article

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S.Z. Matts: How come you're in that cage protected, and I'm out here getting bumbed off?
Cappy: Sanctuary.
Julie: Sanctuary?
Cappy: Yeah, sanctuary from them. These beach kids. I had to build this thing to protect myself. I used to have a beautiful Cappy's place even more beautiful than this. And just last year, these beach kids completely demolished it and pretty near demolished me with it during a rumble all because of a stranger like you. Hey, you're not another one of those anthropologist explorers or something? A sex maniac maybe?
S.Z. Matts: I don't have any hobbies.

[Dee Dee walk in on Julie making out with Frankie]
Frankie: Dee Dee, hi. Um... you remember her? Her name's Julie.
Dee Dee: Oh, I remember her. The bride of Godzilla!

[watches the climatic rumble betweent the beach bums and muscle maniacs]
Cappy: Oh no! They're not gonna wreck my place again?
[a beach bum is flung over a table, breaking it]
Cappy: [depressed tone] Oh, yes they are.

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Average Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~4.9 seconds.
This was the first acting role for Peter Lupus who is playing Flex Martian under the name "Rock Stevens". This would lead to an early career in Europe where he would play the lead role in various sword and sandal/mythological muscleman movies that were then in vogue.
This is the only film in the series not to feature Eric Von Zipper and his gang the Rats.
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